Meet the Team

First Person Plural - A Key Step Media Podcast
Daniel Goleman

Daniel Goleman

Co-host and Author

Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist who lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses. As a science journalist Goleman reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for many years. His 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence was on The New York Times bestseller list for a year-and-a-half, with more than 5,000,000 copies in print worldwide in 40 languages, and has been a best seller in many countries. Apart from his books on emotional intelligence, Goleman has written books on  topics including self-deception, creativity, transparency, meditation, social and emotional learning, ecoliteracy and the ecological crisis.

Hanuman Goleman, Founder of Key Step Media

Hanuman Goleman

CEO

Fascinated with the importance of stories, Hanuman began his career recording audio for cultural preservation. Since founding More Than Sound, LLC (dba Key Step Media) in 2005, one story has risen to the top in terms of importance: ‘WE CAN AND MUST DEVELOP EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE.’ This story is one of how we as individuals and communities cultivate more self-awareness and empathy — how we develop and leverage the competencies of emotional intelligence in order to make more intentional and thoughtful decisions and become more effective leaders in every area of our lives.

Over the years, Vipassana meditation practice has been an important guide for Hanuman’s development. He sat his first mindfulness retreat at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts in 1989. And in 2004, he developed and participated in The Wisdom Preservation Project, recording interviews with Buddhist masters in Myanmar.

A graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Hanuman received his M.A. in Media Arts from Emerson College. He lives, works, records, and tells the story of emotional intelligence from his little, yellow house in Western Massachusetts, which he shares with his wife and two young kids.

Gabriela Acosta

Executive Producer & Correspondent

Gaby Acosta is an Executive Producer & Correspondent for the First Person Plural Podcast and a Communications and Content Marketing Consultant for Key Step Media. She has a passion for campaigns that change the world for the better. She holds an M.S. in Communication with a specialization in Journalism Innovation from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and received her B.A. from Smith College. Over the last decade, she has leveraged storytelling to drive brand awareness for organizations across education, wellness, and social-good industries. As the host and producer of The Way We Lead podcast, she talks about what it means to be a leader, an ally, and an advocate for underrepresented folks.

Elizabeth Solomon

Senior Producer & Correspondent

Elizabeth is a certified Emotional Intelligence Coach, writer, and workplace strategist invested in equity and positive social change. Bridging business-oriented strategy and intuition-guided development, she has spent over a decade at the intersection of corporate culture, storytelling, and leadership development—a place where transformation happens. Influenced by neuroscience, theater, spirituality, and a dash of the mystic, she helps individuals and organizations clarify their purpose, communicate authentically, and redefine “business as usual.” The founder of New Realm Coaching and Consulting, her approach is both data-driven and intuitive—grounded in the facts while embracing our humanity. 

Bryant Johnson Associate Producer and Graphic Designer

Bryant Johnson

Associate Producer and Graphic Designer

Bryant Paul Johnson is a Massachusetts based illustrator, designer, and cartoonist. He’s been working with Key Step Media/More Than Sound for the past seven years. When not sitting behind a computer, he can generally be found running and cycling through the Pioneer Valley.